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Acupuncture for Diabetes

More than 34 million Americans have diabetes, and approximately 90 percent of them have type 2 diabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

Type 2 diabetes, while its exact cause is unknown, develops when the body becomes resistant to insulin or the pancreas doesn’t produce enough insulin. Because of this, treatment often involves taking “insulin sensitizers”

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Intention setting in the new year

It’s that time of year again: the time when many of us engage in the practice of setting a new year’s resolution.

And while it’s wonderful to have goals, it’s also useful to not see ourselves as a project, but rather a work in progress.  This outlook helps when we encounter the inevitable setbacks that come with the pursuit

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Winter and your Kidneys

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, health is achieved by living in balance with nature and the seasons.  Winter, the season of the Water Element, is the season for slowing down, reflecting, and conserving our resources.  We all feel this tendency, but we don’t always listen to our bodies.  In Western culture, being active is rewarded and expected.  We can often

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Acupuncture and Autoimmune Diseases

Autoimmune diseases are a collective group of disorders that plague nearly 50 million people in the United States alone.  When a person suffers from an autoimmune disease, it means their own immune system is attacking the body and altering or destroying the tissues.  Autoimmune diseases include things like Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, Crohn’s disease, Pernicious Anemia, Multiple Sclerosis, Irritable

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Acupressure Points to Help Depression

The study and practice of acupuncture and acupressure have been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for thousands of years as an ancient healing technique in combination with herbal medicine and energy cultivation.  Acupressure and acupuncture apply the same principles, but acupressure uses the hands to apply manual pressure on acu-points, instead of needles to achieve the desired results.

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